The Earliest States of Eastern Europe
DG-2023, 428-430

Toponymica Pontica 3. Imaginary and Real Sugdean Toponyms

A. J. Vinogradov

National Research University “Higher School of Economics”


For citation: Vinogradov, Andrey Ju. Toponymica Pontica 3. Imaginary and Real Sugdean Toponyms // Drevneishie gosudarstva Vostochnoi Evropy (The Earliest States of Eastern Europe). 2023: The Black Sea Region in Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages: Problems of Historical Geography / Editor of the volume A.V. Podossinov. Мoscow: GAUGN-Press, 2023. S. 428–430.


DOI: 10.32608/1560-1382-2023-44-428-430


Abstract: One of the main problems in studying the toponymy of the Northern Black Sea region is our fragmentary knowledge about it, which is collected bit by bit from written sources, inscriptions, ethnography, etc. Therefore, the discovery of several local toponyms is always a very important event for the toponymy of a region. This note will focus on several toponyms of the medieval Sugdea (modern Sudak), read in one of the glosses in the margins of the Sugdean Synaxarium and introduced into scientific circulation by M. Nistazopulu. A more thorough study of the glosses makes it possible to read the name of the Sugdean mountain – Daut.

“Sugdean Synaxarium”, glosses, medieval Sugdeya, Mountain Daut


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